Ensuring our building control systems are properly equipped to deliver safe, healthy and well-constructed buildings

May 29, 2018 – Croke Park, Dublin

The Building Standards and Regulation Summit

May 29 - Croke Park
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Stagnation in the construction sector seems to be finally at an end as a significant pick-up in house-building has begun. Indeed, housing commencements are set to pass 15,000 for the first time since 2008. However, it’s still a long way off the number needed to meet demand as the ESRI recently upgraded their forecast for the required housing output for Ireland to 35,000 units per year.

So, as construction ramps up to deliver the huge backlog in required housing in the coming years, we are going to see significant increases in both public and private residential construction. But, have we learned from the past when it comes to ensuring new builds are safe, healthy and well-constructed?

A fully functioning regulatory system is the cornerstone of rebuilding consumer confidence in the industry. Since 2014, the industry has worked closely with the Department of Housing to develop a robust regulatory regime including the BCaR system. The introduction of the Construction Industry Register of Ireland (CIRI) on a statutory footing is another important step forward. These systems will be truly tested however as the industry starts to deliver an ambitious housing and infrastructure strategy.  With thousands of construction enterprises operating in the industry, many of whom have undergone a traumatic recession, will the system be able to ensure standards are upheld?

This industry supported event will bring together the key stakeholders from the entire national construction eco-system to explore 3 key questions:


  1. How can we make our building control and regulatory regime as “safe as houses”?
  2. How can construction companies and associated professions show leadership and collaborate effectively to meet and exceed building regulations and standards?
  3. As activity ramps up, how can we guarantee the quality and safety of construction practices?

Who should attend?

  • CIF members
  • Developers
  • Planners
  • Engineers
  • Contractors
  • Policy-makers and regulatory bodies
  • Suppliers to the construction sector


  • The reform agenda for building control and regulations
  • Ireland’s building control regime in an international context
  • International keynote: Best practice principles in ensuring an effective inspection and enforcement regime
  • The Construction Industry Register Ireland (CIRI): How will it work and what difference will it make to construction quality standards?
  • International keynote: What can we learn from failures in construction?
  • How do we improve the building control compliance culture in Ireland?
  • The skills gap: Along with independence and impartiality, how do we ensure competence among compliance professionals?
  • Is our current regulatory regime fit for purpose?

Companies who have attended our previous construction events:


ABB, ABM Design & Build, AIB bank, Arthur Cox, Anthony Neville Homes, Ardmac, Astra Construction Services, Ballymore Properties, BAM Contractors, Bank of Ireland, Beauchamps Solicitors, BP Developments, Byrne Wallace, Canadian Embassy, CapCon Engineering, Cardinal Capital, Castlethorn Construction, Clancy Construction, Cleary and Doyle Construction, Clúid Housing, Collen Construction, Cork County Council, Cushman & Wakefield, DAA, Davy, Deloitte, DIT, DPS Engineering, DTZ Sherry Fitzgerald, Durkan Residential, Earlsfort Centre Development, Enterprise Ireland, EY, Fingal County Council, Gannon Homes, House2Home Retrofit Ltd, Hooke & MacDonald, Hill International, John Paul Construction, John Sisk & Son, Jones Engineering, Kelland Homes, Kilsaran Concrete, Kingspan, Kirby Group Engineering, Manley Construction, Matheson, McCann Fitzgerald, Mercury Engineering, NAMA, NTMA, Neville Homes Ltd, O’Flynn Construction, Phillip Lee, Punch Consulting Engineers, Roadstone, RPS, RSM, Sammon Contracting, SIAC, Sligo IT, Ulster Bank, Walls Construction, WIT, WK Nowlan Real Estate Advisors, Wyse Property


Read below to see what some of the attendees from our previous events have to say:

Shane Grennan


Great event, really good speakers and great set-up. Really positive to see that the outlook is bright and that there’s a lot coming down the line so long may it continue!

Tim Murnane

Punch Consulting Engineers

I thought it was a really excellent event. The who’s who of the industry was there.

Larry McEvoy

Dept. of Education and Skills

Good conference, proactive, thought-provoking…

Louise Foody


The conference was very well attended and it’s great to see the collective thinking and commitment to drive our industry forward.

Our Tickets and Pricing

Book 3 or more tickets and receive a 10% discount

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Wayne Leitch

Head of Sponsorship Sales, Conferences and Events

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Email: wayne@sbpevents.ie

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Contact Us

This summit is organised by The Sunday Business Post and our events partner iQuest. If you have any questions, requests, or require assistance with your booking, please feel free to contact me:

Jackie Bryan Conference Facilitator Tel: (+353) 87 055 7913 Email: Jackie.bryan@sbpevents.ie

The Venue

Croke Park, Dublin

Croke Park

The Digital Construction Summit takes place in the Hogan Stand, Croke Park, Dublin 3 – located off Jones’ Road. Please DO NOT enter the Cusack side for this event.  The red box below has directions to this event including all bus, DART, train and Dublin Bike information.

Parking: Free car parking is available in the Davin Car Park this is located on North Circular Road and accessed via St Margaret’s Avenue. There is pedestrian access from the car park onto Jones’ Road / Russell St for the main entrance to the Hogan Stand (on Jones‘ Road, opposite the Croke Park Hotel).

GPS coordinates 53.360712, -6.2533977

Tel: + 353 1 819 2300

Email: info@crokepark.ie

Eircode: D03 P6K7

Croke Park